Animal Services

Is it against the law for my dog to bark?

All animals make some noise and that is to be expected. In accordance with Washoe County Code 50.308, it outlines a nuisance as frequent sounds that cause annoyance to or disturbance of the peace or comfort of the neighborhood or a reasonable person of normal sensitivities.  This ordinance is in effect 24 hours a day in Washoe County. 

Noise complaints can be filed online click here.

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